|Locale||Chester County, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware|
|Dates of operation||1977–1994|
|Successor||Delaware Valley Railroad|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Headquarters||Kennett Square, Pennsylvania|
The company was formed in 1976. It obtained a lease from SEPTA to operate freight trains on the Octoraro Branch, a former Pennsylvania Railroad branch line, between Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and the state line near Sylmar, Maryland. It also leased the Wilmington and Northern Railroad, a former Reading Company branch, from Elsmere Jct. (Wilmington, Delaware) to South Modena (Modena, Pennsylvania). The company then created a connection between the two lines at Chadds Ford. 
Delaware Valley, a subsidiary of RailAmerica, operated the line until 1999, followed by the Brandywine Valley Railroad (BVRY). The Morristown and Erie Railway provided freight service from July 1, 2003 to November 18, 2004, but operated under the trade name of Octoraro Railroad. East Penn Railway took over operation in 2004 and purchased the right of way from SEPTA. In 2007 the company merged to become East Penn Railroad and continues to operate the Octoraro line.
- Gress, Karen K. (1989-04-20). "Octoraro Keeps on Chugging". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
- Baer, Christopher T. "PRR Chronology: 1976" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-06.
- Baer, Christopher T. "PRR Chronology: 1977" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-06.
- U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). Washington, DC (2003-07-24). "Morristown & Erie Railway, Inc.--Modified Rail Certificate," Federal Register, 68 FR 43783.
- STB (1999-06-10)."Certificate of Designated Operator, Brandywine Valley Railroad Company." Decision no. STB D-OP No. 100. See footnote 1 in the STB certificate.
- STB (2004-12-21). "East Penn Railway, Inc.—-Modified Rail Certificate." Federal Register, 69 FR 76522.
- "East Penn Railroad, LLC." Accessed 2011-03-19.
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